tv Mayors Press Availability SFGTV July 22, 2016 12:45pm-1:01pm PDT
attendance such that a few months ago governor jerry brown signed the legislation to raise the states entire minimum wage for everyone for $15 an hour over a period of time those movements wouldn't happen unless we place the needs of working-class families that work hard to build that consensus i'm here to join in the celebration and here to say that i'm going to be working this weekend as well as in addition the celebrating but also acknowledge the people that always serve us at the hotels and restaurants and people that are working the janitorial and building maintenance and all working class in the city we're there to be of help this will be consistent raising the minimum wage to attack affordability challenges is part of solution paid parental leave is part of
the solution making sure that we work so that no one is a theft of their wages that's why your head of the department the labor enforcement is joining us with the advocates of people that earn those wages i'm saying they earn every single penny they deserve to make sure they get it in their hands that's why we announce these and make sure that everybody is prepared adequately ahead of time to make sure those wages are paid and wage theft we have to make sure that our workforce that speaks many languages don't get capture and been take advantage of this is how we really in city year ago we have a benefit and make sure that everybody obtains that benefit i want to say at that
moment i'm proud of the working folks in san francisco but the intensify region and proud of state of california and your legislation for working with the governor to a raise the minimum wage that adds to the celebration of the fourth of july and makes that more meaningful and then we hope that the entire nation does this as well question hear a lot of stories from a lot of places across the country that the liveability is under challenged or we're taking care of business in the city and state and let's go on the national level and support of the prosperous country to make sure they get a december sent wage wsip think we have paula to speak for her experience and what that means to her paula >> (clapping.) >> good morning. i want to again thank the mayor mayor ed
lee for being the vera person that was instrumental in making in milestone occur and happen my name is paula i'm a home care worker and worked in the city there are challenges with the rising cost of rental rates and even though i'm covered by rent control i'm still monthly yearly challenged and with different increases that i have incurred in the last few months and years this new legacy life act $15 minimum wage will surely ongoingly help me through my
endeavors thank you. >> (clapping.) >> good morning. i'm naomi kelly the city administrator i should tell you that paula was ininstrumental in working with m and mayor schaaf she helped to organize snatches for the measure. >> thank you paula for all your hard work i want to introduce antonio a health care worker an organizing member of unit health care woeft west and worked to race erase the minimum wage and allowing home care workers to apply for overflow room he speeded there was something wrong with his mother it was alzheimer's i want to introduce
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> so the job was basically like this door by door house by hours snatch by snatch people refused to sign this will make that worse we said no join hands and work together and talk to the leaders they'll help us there was a great success this doesn't he said here the initial is very important we need to keep on working so the situation gets better for all of us.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> you can't say that as good but thank you to everybody especially mayor ed lee during that time when the campaign began until today to fight for this measure to come through we want to thank them from every member in the united health care west and give them this i'm not sure what you call that - (laughter). >> well, thank you. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> ed lee. >> this is especially made for you ed lee our mayor thank you.
>> okay. this is a beautiful portrait up next, we have the director of office standards and enforcements mr. pat mulligan working with these men and women in the office enforcement who are here behind us in the audience and ones that are the advocates of minimum wage paid sick leave and parental leave and health care accountability act not only fierce advocates by our enforcement and making sure that our businesses and contractors with the city, our all of people are getting a fair wage and benefits so my honor to introduce pat mulligan. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, naomi it is the mission of office standards and enforcement to provide
enforcements of all local labor laws and approximate protection for all workers and an honor to serve those who support of aggressive and labor protections in the united states and do through the hard work of all the staff there the office of labor improvement i'd like to remind the employers indicating the increased minimum wage throughout san francisco i'd like to add that is also particularly fitting we are celebrating this announced of an increase in minimum wage throughout san francisco as we lead into the fourth of july depicts day weekends for many workers and modest increase or any increase in their earns represents real and a very well defined dependence have a great weekend thank you . >> (clapping.) >> and okay. and this ended our press conference i have to
years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features.
>> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that the public's money is used appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what you see behind us, more kids are playing on our soccer fields than ever before. we have more girls playing sports than we have ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay.
tang chair of this committee. our vice chair eric mar will join us shortly and we have supervisor cohen and supervisor yee and we would like to thank sfgtv. mr. clerk, are there any announcements? >> yes. please silence all cell phones and electronic devices and submitted to the clerk and items will be on the and items will be on the next board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. can you please call item 1. >> item 1 is appointment to appoint a member to the treasure island development authority to the citizens advisory committee for an indefinite term. there are two applicants. >> thank you. we have citizens here for the one see the and i guess we can start with david brentlinger. >> good